10 – Charity Garage Sale
Find a bargain for all the family at the Charity Garage Sale! Check out the huge range of baby, kids, adult and household items, all at bargain prices. New items are added every month with proceeds used to fund projects that promote self-reliance in poor communities.
Saturday December 2, 8am-12pm
5 O’Grady Pl, Wanniassa
9 – Pro Wrestling Goulburn: Year of Honour 2017
Pro Wrestling Goulburn is coming to Canberra to present Year of Honour! Watch the PWG Heavyweight Championship being defended, women’s action and many more match ups! Some of the match ups include D-Railer Chris Abbott vs Mr Juicy Gino Gambino, The Bogan Warrior Crofty vs King Jengis Kong and more!
Saturday December 2, 6:30pm-10pm
The Abbey Function Centre, O’Hanlon Pl, Nicholls
Cost: online – single $15 and group of 4 $50, at the door – $20 each
8 – Create with Trove
It’s time to get moving on those handmade Christmas gifts! If you knit, crochet, bead, quilt, cross-stitch, scrap, colour or weave – then this is for you! Take along any craft project you’re working on and they’ll supply the tea and biccies! Chat, craft, and meet other crafters.
Saturday December 2, 12pm-3pm
Trove, 70 Bunda St, Civic
7 – Lucy Sugerman in concert
Lucy Sugerman is returning to her roots as a songwriter after her stint on The Voice – and she’s performing her first headline show in Canberra this weekend! The 16-year-old will be supported by two of Canberra’s other fine singers – Amber Nichols and Sophie Edwards.
Sunday December 3 from 6pm
The Street Theatre, 15 Childers St, City West
Cost: Standard $35, Concession $30, Student $25
6 – PlayUP – The Right to Have an Opinion and Be Heard
Listening pods, a fuzzy felt wall and a Kindness Café are part of a new exhibition at the Museum of Australian Democracy! It’s the third iteration of the popular PlayUP exhibition at Old Parliament House. The all-new PlayUP explores Article 12 of the Convention – the right for children to have an opinion and for it to be listened to and taken seriously by adults. It’s a welcoming environment for families to learn about and take part in democratic processes through imagination, roleplay and discovery!
From December 1, 9am-6pm daily
Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes
Cost: entry is free after museum admission
5 – Canberra United vs Brisbane Roar – W-League
Cheer on Canberra United to a fourth straight win! They’re coming off a 3-2 win over Perth and would love a strong home crowd there to support them this weekend to cheer them on to another victory! A big crowd is expected so book your tickets ahead of time and get there nice and early!
Sunday December 3, 4:30pm
McKellar Park, 5 Walkley Pl, McKellar
Cost: Adult $17, Youth $9, Concession $9, Family $40, Children under 11 are free!
4 – Detonate
Bring the family along for a weekend of inspiration, music, art and dance! This FREE event is open to all ages and abilities. Visitors will enjoy Canberra Symphony Orchestra concerts, mini art workshops hosted by local artists, short films, open dance classes with top dance professionals, art exhibitions, live music, artisan market stalls and more!
Saturday December 2, 11am-4pm & Sunday December 3, 11am-4pm
Belconnen Arts Centre, Emu Bank, Belconnen
3 – Christmas events
Canberra’s getting into the Christmas spirit with heaps of festive events happening this weekend! Among them, Christmas Kids at the Old Bus Depot Markets, Christmas Fayre at All Saints Ainslie, Marymead’s Christmas Garage & Plant Sale, Love Christmas Love Canberra, Yarralumla Does Christmas, Carols on the Block in Curtin and heaps more! So whether you’re looking for a gift or some new decorations, there’s something for everyone!
Saturday December 2 & Sunday December 3
Various locations around Canberra
2 – Grapest 5km Run… Sip Happens!
This isn’t just your regular fun run, it’s the latest craze to hit the running scene! Imagine running through vineyards and trails in some of our most beautiful wine regions, 5km or 10km, followed by a 1km wine tasting walk! One kilometre, four wine tasting stations, eight delicious wines. Heaven! Whether you’re a running enthusiast or you just love wine, or both, this is the event for you! There’ll also be live music.
Saturday December 2, 5pm-9:30pm
Lake George Winery, Canberra
Cost: 10km $105, 5km $94.50, The Wine Waddle $80.50, Just the gig $30
1 – The Commons Street Feast
Imagine 10 days of pure indulgence filled with mouth-watering treats. From November 30 – December 10, the food truck festival at Commonwealth Park brings over 20 of Australia’s best food trucks to one spot, as well as craft beer and wine bars, the Pimms Garden, a butler service, Dogs Day Out, roaming performers, a visit from Santa, face painting, games, trivia and more! Try the street food, woodfired pizza, slow-cooked meats, burgers, loaded fries, fried chicken, wings, chip on a stick, yummy platters and delectable desserts!
November 30 – December 10
Commonwealth Park, Canberra
Cost: free entry!